geographical name 1. city SE central Pennsylvania E of Harrisburg population 24,461 2. country SW Asia bordering on the Mediterranean; a republic since 1944, formerly (1920-44) a French mandate capital Beirut area 3949 square miles (10,228 square kilometers), population 2,909,000 • Lebanese adjective or noun

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  • LEBANON — (Heb. לְבָנוֹן), Middle Eastern state named after a mountain chain running parallel to the Mediterranean coast N. of Israel. The name Lebanon is derived from lavan (lbn; white ) in reference to the snow covering its peaks. It was variously called …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lebanon — Lebanon, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 12155 Housing Units (2000): 5745 Land area (2000): 13.628231 sq. miles (35.296956 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.031445 sq. miles (0.081442 sq. km) Total area (2000): 13.659676 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Lebanon — ist die englische Bezeichnung für den Libanon. Daneben ist es die Bezeichnung mehrerer Städte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Lebanon (Connecticut) Lebanon (Georgia) Lebanon (Illinois) Lebanon (Indiana) Lebanon (Iowa) Lebanon (Kansas) Lebanon… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lebanon — • So called from the snow which covers the highest peaks during almost the entire year, or from the limestone which glistens white in the distance Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Lebanon     Lebanon …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Lebanon — [leb′ə nän΄, leb′ənən] 1. country in SW Asia, at the E end of the Mediterranean: formerly a French mandate, it became independent after elections (1944): 4,036 sq mi (10,453 sq km); pop. 2,760,000; cap. Beirut 2. mountain range extending nearly… …   English World dictionary

  • Lebănon — 1) (a. Geogr.), so v.w. Libanon; 2) (n. Geogr.), Grafschaft im Staate Pennsylvanien, 14 QM.; bildet einen Theil des Kittatinny Valley, im Nordwesten vom Kittatinny od. Blue Mountain, im Südosten vom South Mountain od. Conewago Hill eingeschlossen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lebanon — (spr. lébbänön), Name mehrerer Orte in der nordamerikan. Union: 1) Hauptstadt der gleichnamigen Grafschaft in Pennsylvanien, 50 km östlich von Harrisburg, mit Hoch und Koksöfen, Walzwerken, Maschinenbau und (1900) 17.628 Einw. Etwa 8 km davon die …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lebanon — Lebănon (spr. lébbĕ ), Stadt im nordamerik. Staate Pennsylvanien, am Swatara, (1900) 17.628 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lebanon — nation in w. Asia, from Semitic root l b n white, probably in reference to snow capped peaks, or possibly to chalk or limestone cliffs. The Greek name of the island Lemnos is of Phoenician origin and from the same root …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lebanon — This article is about the country. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see Lebanon (disambiguation) and Liban (disambiguation). Republic of Lebanon اَلْجُمْهُورِيَّة اَللُّبْنَانِيَّة al Jumhūrīyah al Lubnānīyah République libanaise …   Wikipedia

  • Lebanon — /leb euh neuhn/ or, esp. for 1, / non /, n. 1. a republic at the E end of the Mediterranean, N of Israel. 3,858,736; 3927 sq. mi. (10,170 sq. km). Cap.: Beirut. 2. a city in SE Pennsylvania. 25,711. 3. a city in N central Tennessee. 11,872. 4. a… …   Universalium

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